British 18th century artist Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) was esteemed for his portraiture and particularly popular with the aristocracy. However, he was equally skillful in his depictions of pets like the engaging Spitz Dog above.
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Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. BEST FRIENDS & COMPANIONS DO NOT DISTURB, A SLEEPING PUP Do not disturb the sleeping dog. Alessandro Allegri I couldn’t resist this slumbering puppy by Japanese artist Takeuchi Seiho (1864-1942), whose work I featured on my most recent blog. Alessandro […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. WHO PAINTED THIS CANINE COMPANION? THE MYSTERIOUS ARTIST Does not the gratitude of the dog put to shame any man who is ungrateful to his benefactors?* Saint Basil Was art collector Josephine Bowes (1825-1874), who founded, along with her husband the […]
Please click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. ALL CREATURES MAINLY SMALL MAN’S BEST FRIEND AND TWO GUINEA PIGS If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off then a lot of humans. James Herriot, All Creatures […]
Please click on the works of art to enlarge or enhance them. THIS WEEK AT THE ART MUSEUM THE DOG ARISTOCRATS The fleet and powerful Borzoi originated in Russia and was used by the Russian aristocracy to pursue and catch wolf, fox, and hare….The Borzoi is one of the largest sighthounds averaging […]
ANIMALS IN ART THE DYNAMIC DACHSHUND In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag. W.H. Auden When Giacomo Balla (1871-1958) created Dynamism of a Dog on its Leash in 1912, he was a major advocate of the Italian art movement Futurism. Like his colleagues, Umberto Boccioni and […]
BE SURE to click on the painting to enlarge or enhance it. THE CURIOUS PUG, A CLOWN AT HEART THE ART OF THE DOG Pugs are eager to please you, but you must be warned they are clowns at heart. American Kennel Club British artist Briton Riviere (1840-1920) was a successful animal painter […]
Click on the paintings to ENLARGE them. ANMALS IN ART: EXHIBITION OF THE WEEK, PART I DOGS IN ART: AN ARTIST’S TAIL Even if you’re not a dog lover, I hope you’ll still enjoy this virtual exhibition of our canine friends (cat fans unfortunately will have to wait until Wednesday). I’ve found that only […]
Click on the painting to enlarge or enhance it. DOGS IN ART: BEST FRIENDS & COMPANIONS TOMORROW! The above image is used solely for educational purposes. Take a journey with Monet in Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live Creatively!
Click on the work of art to enhance it. Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-1873), the painter of Dignity and Impudence, was once a household name in England. His vivid portraits of animals were popular with the British, from middle class commoners to the members of the aristocracy. Queen Victoria was a particularly […]